Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (29 Aug 1923 – 24 Aug 2014) was an actor, film director, film producer, and entrepreneur, President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is unrivalled and an overall lovely man
SIDNEY POITIER - Born: Sidney Tamiia Poitier, February 20, 1927, Miami, Florida. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education & did menial jobs and slept in a bus terminal toilet in New York to join the American Negro Theatre. He progressed to one of the most respected figures in American cinema. Poitier's talent and integrity did much to break down racial barriers & in 1974, he was awarded Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire .